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  • Former Carter Staffer Wants to Kill All Republicans and Conservatives

    07/29/2015 3:04:27 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 52 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 07/29/2015 | Christopher Cook
    From Progressives Today: “Republicans and conservatives are the enemy. They are expendable. They will be targets in the Revolution when it comes” writes Roland Windsor Vincent, in a recent post on his blog, Army Of The Revolution. The entry, entitled “Protect Animals And The Environment. Shoot Republicans“, centers around animal rights and how “active Republican and conservatives voters are enabling the Animal Holocaust” and “If we were to start shooting Republicans, we would likely not harm a single friend of animals or the environment.” You hear about something like this and you want to think of it as an anomaly....
  • DOES TRUMP TRUMP? ANGELO CODEVILLA ON OUR PRESENT MOMENT

    07/27/2015 9:58:22 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 26 replies
    Powerline ^ | 7/27/15 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    “In the land of the blind,” so goes the saying, “the one-eyed man is king.” Donald Trump leapt atop other contenders for the Republican presidential nomination when he acted on the primordial fact in American public life today, from which most of the others hide their eyes, namely: most Americans distrust, fear, are sick and tired of, the elected, appointed, and bureaucratic officials who rule over us, as well as their cronies in the corporate, media, and academic world. Trump’s attraction lies less in his words’ grace or even precision than in the extent to which Americans are searching for...
  • Phony GOP Conservatism Has Worn Out Its Welcome

    07/27/2015 1:28:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 28, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    The long-simmering disconnect between the Republican Party's conservative base and its leaders in government has degenerated into a full-blown schism. While President Obama accelerates his increasingly radical agenda, the GOP, despite its congressional majority, can barely muster an objection, let alone block his momentum. Other than to offer a toothless public rebuke of Obama's destructive schemes, what was the point of the 2014 GOP congressional landslide? It's no longer just a small percentage of conservatives questioning the GOP. Our people are furious — and rightly so. I've recently shared my opinion that Donald Trump's explosive surge is because of his...
  • Need HR lawyer recommendation

    07/27/2015 11:03:50 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 71 replies
    n/a | 07/27/2015 | me
    I need the recommendation of an HR attorney / law firm in North Texas regarding an HR issue. At work, you can get 20 notices of "yeah, same sex marriage!" postings on the internal intranet. I posted one link to an article discussing why Obgerfell was such a radical decision, didn't even post the text. Was reprimanded that this was: A. a violation of diversity policy B. offensive to lbgta C. politicking at work Had a separate issue where a woman asked for advice regarding her husband wanting to cheat on her with a man, but keep the family together....
  • HuffPo: Discovery of Planet Outside Solar System Is 'Bad News For God'

    07/25/2015 8:16:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 95 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | July 24, 2015 | Matthew Balan
    Jeff Schweitzer heralded the discovery of an apparent Earth-like planet as a nail in the coffin for religion in a Thursday item on Huffington Post. Schweitzer, a scientist, "rationalist," and former Clinton administration senior policy analyst contended that "with this discovery, we come ever closer to the idea that life is common in the universe," and added that religions would "all will come out and say such a discovery is completely consistent with religious teachings. My goal here is to declare this as nonsense before it happens."The Huffington Post contributor led his article, "Earth 2.0: Bad News for God," by...
  • The New Totalitarians Are Here

    07/06/2015 3:06:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/6/15 | Tom Nichols
    There’s a basic difference in the traditions of political science between “authoritarians” and “totalitaritarians.” People throw both of these words around, but as is so often the case, they’re using words they may not always understand. They have real meaning, however, and the difference between them is important.Simply put, authoritarians merely want obedience, while totalitarians, whose rule is rooted in an ideology, want obedience and conversion. Authoritarians are a dime a dozen; totalitarians are rare. The authoritarians are the guys in charge who want to stay in charge, and don’t much care about you, or what you’re doing, so long...
  • Rachel Dolezal on being black: 'I didn't deceive anybody'

    07/20/2015 9:26:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | JUly 20, 2015 | Lisa Respers France
    (CNN)—Weeks after making headlines amid accusations that she is a white woman passing herself off as African-American, Rachel Dolezal says she is no longer confused about who she is. She is a black woman, she told Vanity Fair. "It's not something that I can put on and take off anymore," Dolezal said. "Like I said, I've had my years of confusion and wondering who I really (was) and why and how do I live my life and make sense of it all, but I'm not confused about that any longer. I think the world might be -- but I'm not."...
  • One man's opinion on "white privilege"

    07/17/2015 12:12:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    Jim Robinson
    All you white America-hating limousine liberals pushing the "white privilege" nonsense can kiss my white Irish arse!!
  • How liberalism became an intolerant dogma

    07/14/2015 4:12:57 PM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | 07-11-2015 | Damon Linker
    At the risk of sounding like Paul Krugman — who returns to a handful of cherished topics over and over again in his New York Times column — I want to revisit one of my hobby horses, which I most recently raised in my discussion of Hobby Lobby. My own cherished topic is this: Liberalism's decline from a political philosophy of pluralism into a rigidly intolerant dogma. The decline is especially pronounced on a range of issues wrapped up with religion and sex. For a time, electoral self-interest kept these intolerant tendencies in check, since the strongly liberal position on...
  • Taxing churches is a form of religious persecution — and liberals need to stand against it

    07/14/2015 8:31:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Week ^ | 07/14/2015 | Damon Linker
    How long will it be until we begin to see a movement — egged on by activists, encouraged by receptive judges — to revoke the tax exemptions currently enjoyed by churches? A few months? A year? I don't know precisely when it will happen. But I do know that it's going to happen. The arguments have already begun. New York Times religion columnist Mark Oppenheimer recently made the case against such tax exemptions in a much-discussed essay for Time. We also know that the solicitor general of the United States believes that the opposition of religiously affiliated institutions to same-sex...
  • Hillary Clinton is Bernie Sanders in a pantsuit

    07/14/2015 4:40:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 14, 2015 | Thomas Schatz
    It is time for Americans to realize that Hillary Clinton's politics and voting record resemble not Barack Obama's or Bill Clinton's, but those of Bernie Sanders. All of the talk about Mrs. Clinton "moving to the left," which has been reported regularly in the media, is a waste of breath. This implies that there is somewhere on the left for Hillary to move. But based on her voting record over eight years in the Senate, as well as statements and proposals she has made or plans to make as a candidate, Hillary Clinton is already on the leftwing fringe.
  • Four Dead, Ten Shot In Baltimore City Over The Weekend

    07/13/2015 1:19:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    WBAL Radio ^ | July 13, 2015
    It was a deadly weekend on the streets of Baltimore City, with police investigating four homicides and ten shootings. Police say two people died of shootings Saturday: a 40-year-old found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 1800 block of N. Durham Street and an 18-year-old found in the 4300 block of East Wabash Avenue. Police say two more people died Sunday. There were five shootings on Saturday. Baltimore City Police also say two men shot on Friday have died.
  • Walmart to ‘melt’ class rings bearing Confederate flag rather than complete orders

    07/11/2015 4:48:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2015 | Matt Finn
    An Arkansas woman who went to pick up the class ring she ordered from Walmart left disappointed, after store officials told her the retailer's new policy barred them from turning the item over -- because it bore an image of the Confederate flag. Elaine Glidewell told KFSM someone from the store in Fort Smith called her to pick up the ring she'd ordered for her nephew, but when she arrived on Tuesday, a clerk told her she couldn’t have it. The ring had been ordered before Walmart stopped selling items bearing images of the flag, in the wake of controversy...
  • Coca-Cola sends a message with label-free cans (Promotes Tolerance)

    07/08/2015 1:05:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    cnn ^ | July 8, 2015 | Wyatt Massey
    (CNN)—Coca-Cola wants everyone to imagine a world without labels. And as an example, the beverage company is dropping its own. Coke has introduced a new version of its iconic red-and-white can in Middle Eastern countries for Ramadan, the Muslim holiday that ends July 17. The new red cans feature Coke's signature dynamic ribbon but not the words "Coca-Cola" and are intended to promote open-mindedness and tolerance. The backs of the cans bear the message "Labels are for cans, not people."
  • Homelessness and empty stores becoming the new normal in NYC

    07/08/2015 8:35:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    nypost ^ | July 8, 2015 | John Podhoretz
    If you’ve been out and about in Manhattan over the past six weeks and you have eyes and ears, you know something’s happening — something worrisome. The urban streetscape is ­degrading. Take a walk down Broadway on the Upper West Side from the 100s to the 70s, as I did Sunday, and you’ll see it everywhere. It seems every barren storefront with a rental sign in the window has ­become impromptu outdoor housing for a homeless person. There are many such storefronts — ironic signs of prosperity, not recession. Rents have risen so high that small businesses often can’t afford...
  • Chicago Has Had More Than 12,000 Shootings Since 2010 (MAP)

    07/07/2015 7:48:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    DNAinfo.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Tanveer Ali
    CHICAGO LAWN — When Marshall Hawkins walks around his neighborhood, he carefully picks a route based on the places where people haven't been shot. "If there are flowers on the block, you can go there," the 38-year-old said. "If there's been police tape or gunshots, you avoid it." Such is life for the former North Sider in his adopted Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Same for his kids: 5 and 7. "On days that I can't pick them up and drive them to school, I give specific directions. 'Don't take this street. Go this way. Not that way,' " Hawkins said.
  • How Los Angeles Is Becoming a ‘Third World’ City

    07/07/2015 5:05:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/07/2015 | By HÉCTOR TOBAR
    LOS ANGELES — A GENERATION ago, this West Coast metropolis became a “third world city.” At least in the rhetoric of certain East Coast thinkers. A 1991 book by David Rieff cited visitors who were stunned by “seeing nothing but brown faces, hearing nothing but Spanish on the streets.” The arrival of coffee-colored Latino masses (like me and my Guatemalan-American family), together with the spread of Mandarin and Korean logograms on street signs, led Mr. Rieff to call this the “capital of the third world.” As a native of the city, I was offended to hear it tagged with such...
  • Poll: 70 percent of Americans believe news media is intentionally biased

    07/05/2015 5:47:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    Nearly three quarters of Americans believe the news media reports with an intentional bias, according to a new survey. The 2015 State of the First Amendment Survey, conducted by the First Amendment Center and USA Today, was released Friday. It shows that only 24 percent of American adults agree with the statement that "overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias," while 70 percent disagree. When the question was asked last year, 41 percent agreed, a 17-point difference. [Snip] Other findings in the survey: • 38 percent agree that business owners should be required to provide services...
  • Flying the Confederate flag over a state capitol ... is like flying the Nazi flag over a synagogue

    07/05/2015 5:36:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 4, 2015 | Linda Stasi
    Complete Headline: Flying the Confederate flag over a U.S. state capitol building is like flying the Nazi flag over a synagogue Flying the Confederate battle flag — the symbol of the deadliest war in our country’s history — over a state capitol dome is like flying the Nazi flag over a synagogue. It symbolizes everything that the institution is not. As Americans, we’re better than that. Really. The Confederacy was about breaking apart the union, not its unification. That’s why we’re called the United States, not the Divided States of America.
  • Steven Crowder takes on anti-America Newsroom rant, explains why America is GREATEST country

    07/03/2015 8:41:09 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 39 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3 Jul 15 | Steven Crowder
    Steven Crowder takes on a viral video from the Newsroom being passed around by leftists everywhere, a video that shows Jeff Daniels going on a rant about why America is NOT the greatest country in the world. Crowder does a fantastic job rebutting much of this nonsense.
  • In defense of Rachel Dolezal (race is a social and political concept, not a biological one)

    06/25/2015 8:16:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2015 | Diana Ohlbaum
    So she lied. She portrayed herself as being something she's not, in order to serve a political cause. Is that really so terrible? There are gays who hide their sexual orientation in order to get ahead in the Republican Party. There are nonbelievers who get married in church just to please their parents. It's even been rumored that some people doctor their own photos on dating sites. Where's all the outrage about that? [Snip] We ought to start by remembering that race is a social and political concept, not a biological one. There is far more genetic variation within racial...
  • Please Explain Confederate Pride to Me

    06/25/2015 6:46:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 25, 2015 | Carole Jackson
    I am a 60-something Caucasian Yankee, born and raised in Michigan. My mother was British. My father was the first in his Canadian-immigrant family born in the USA. I have lived in North Carolina for almost 40 years, longer than my next door neighbors who were born and raised here. I understand a lot about the South, except for one thing: The pride in the Confederacy, its history and symbols. I do understand the reverence for General Robert E. Lee. I share it. He was a great general and a good and great man. He could have fought on but...
  • The Cost of Freedom Today

    06/24/2015 11:09:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/24/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Our inalienable—God given—rights as set down in the Constitution are under attack. It’s the agenda of the American left to implement an unholy, “live for today” secularism which will destroy the virtues and truth contained in our founding documents. The strength of our republic was derived from a higher authority. Our government was designed to prevent any group amassing so much power that the society at large would be harmed. It is our culture that should drive politics, not the other way around. Today’s politicians demean that culture and subject the American people to tyranny. The Obama Regime in particular...
  • The Death of the Liberal: Political correctness is what happens when reason dies.

    06/24/2015 7:43:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/24/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    A recent poll [2] found that 51 percent of Democrats supported criminalizing hate speech. It also found that the same number of self-described liberals supported its criminalization.Liberal self-identification has hit its highest mark [3] in decades while the ranks of the moderates have declined. And while the idea that the liberal and the moderate are opposites may be a troubling one to those who still think of liberalism in classical terms, the modern liberal is really a leftist in denial.When William Voegeli writes in the Claremont Review [4] about the crisis of political correctness, it is about a clash between...
  • The 10 Most Pervasive Lies About Conservative America

    06/23/2015 12:51:15 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 9 replies
    Self | 6/23/15 | Me
    1) Conservatives are racist! Nonsense. Conservatives welcome all races and colors in our quest to defend our founding ideals. Likewise, we unilaterally reject divisive victimization propaganda used to incite animosity and discord along racial and economic lines. Although there are racist elements in all facets of America, such endeavors are intrinsically destructive and invite future bigotry upon yourself and peers. Why else would “racist” Republicans support Allen West, Ben Carson, Mia Love, and Marco Rubio, let alone embrace the lives and transcendent wisdom of Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. and Thomas Sowell? Not supporting Barack Obama’s Marxist agenda...
  • How have so many Loons escaped the left’s abortion industry?

    06/23/2015 10:27:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/23/15 | Doug Book
    According to numbers taken from the Guttmacher Institute and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), some 53 million legal abortions were performed between 1973 and 2013 (inclusive). This number is an approximation as California, New Hampshire and Maryland have refused to supply state abortion numbers during recent years. It is known that the number of abortions has declined over the past several years, for example, from 1.31 million in 2000 to about 984,000 in 2013. Though liberals are undoubtedly distraught that, in a year to year comparison, nearly 300,000 escaped the convenience of wholesale genetic profiling, a few unadulterated whack-jobs...
  • The Gods Among Us

    06/21/2015 12:46:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2015 | Fay Voshell
    [BIG SNIP]The Quakers’[new penitentiary system using isolation]experiment revealed that the consultation of one’s inner self without outside reference or constraints, with nothing to measure one’s self against, could produce distorted human beings who became certifiably mad. Self-proclaimed gods can turn out to be a Caligula or a Jim Jones.Just as bad as the fact consulting the inner light can result in the exhibition of mad or corrupt behavior is the fact that the newly minted gods believe themselves to be entitled to demand obeisance from us mere mortals.We mere everyday humans must bow down and worship the deities among us....
  • We petition the Obama Administration to: place Ayn Rand on the ten dollar bill.

    06/20/2015 9:00:17 AM PDT · by walford · 36 replies
    White House Petitions ^ | June 19, 2015 | Unknown
    we petition the obama administration to: place Ayn Rand on the ten dollar bill. Ayn Rand is the perfect candidate for the woman on the ten dollar bill.1. An immigrant who fled oppression2. Success story in literature, philosophy, and Hollywood- a true rags to riches story. She embodies the American dream3. Authored the most read book by an American author4. Has influenced more people than any other woman in American history male or female.If she isn't in the running to be on the ten then no other woman should be on that list.Published Date: Jun 19, 2015
  • The Ongoing Tragedy of Post-Apartheid South Africa

    06/19/2015 7:46:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/18/2015 | by Arnold Ahlert
    Few things are more disturbing than the collaborative media silence that attends the ongoing disintegration of post-apartheid South Africa. The nation’s ruling African National Congress (ANC), led by President Jacob Zuma, is the essence of corruption in a nation with one of the highest rates [2] of rape in the world, and a murder rate best described [3] last September by MP Dianne Kohler Barnard of the Democratic Alliance, the nation’s second largest [4] political party. “We have 47 murders a day,” she said. “That sort of figure is what one would expect in a war zone.” In her book,...
  • The Origins of Political Correctness

    06/18/2015 1:21:42 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 49 replies
    Acuracy in Academia Address ^ | February 5, 2000 | Bill Lind
    An Accuracy in Academia Address by Bill Lind Variations of this speech have been delivered to various AIA conferences including the 2000 Consevative University at American University Where does all this stuff that you’ve heard about this morning – the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it – where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the...
  • Tracing the Marxist Roots of the Assault on the Family

    06/17/2015 10:31:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 17Jun15 | Jerry Newcombe
    Aristotle once said, “Men start revolutionary changes for reasons connected with their private lives.” Is there a link to Karl Marx and his own abysmal failure as a family man and the all-out assault on the traditional family today? Yes, says New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Paul Kengor, in his brand new book called Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage. If you saw Dinesh D’Souza’s first movie on Obama, then you have seen a cameo of Paul Kengor. He was discussing his book The Communist, which documents that President Obama as a...
  • The mysterious case of $54 million VA spent on prosthetics in $24,999 payments

    06/17/2015 6:16:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Federal Eye ^ | June 16, 2015 | Lisa Rein
    The payments couldn’t help but catch the attention of the top procurement official at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Employees in the purchasing department of a VA hospital in the Bronx had used government purchase cards like credit cards at least 2,000 times to buy prosthetic legs and arms for veterans. Each time they swiped the cards, it was for $24,999. That was precisely one dollar below VA’s charging limit for purchase cards. When word reached Congress about the $54,435,743 worth of prosthetics bought under such odd circumstances over two years — the subject of an inspector general investigation announced...
  • Americans 'Moving Left' on Social Issues. Really?

    06/17/2015 7:19:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2015 | Richard Winchester
    The mainstream media (MSM) are hailing the release of recent polls purporting to show “progressive” perspectives on several social issues -- i.e., same-sex marriage, homosexuality, legalization of marijuana, even abortion -- either equaling or, in some cases outstripping, more “traditional” viewpoints. A Gallup poll released on May 22nd, for example, was headlined “On Social Ideology, the Left Catches Up to the Right.”  Never mind that other Gallup polls, such as one released on June 2nd, or one put out on June 4th, provide cautionary findings. The MSM aren’t interested unless “the news” can be spun leftward. This essay explores two...
  • Pittsburgh Pride protesters will not be restricted to designated locations

    06/13/2015 4:17:29 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 13, 2015
    PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pride in the Street is expected to draw protesters to downtown Pittsburgh Saturday, prompting police to make “sight and sound locations” available to demonstrators. “The purpose for these locations is to provide a safe venue for the expression of dissenting perspectives while securing reasonable separation between groups to prevent violence from occurring. It is the role of police to maintain reasonable separation to ensure the safety of all,” police Chief Cameron McLay said in a statement. --snip-- Protesters within the LGBT community are upset over the Delta Foundation’s leadership because they believe people of color and other...
  • Liberal Hysteria? Or Liberal Hypocrisy?

    06/11/2015 11:30:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    Liberals are prone to two particularly unattractive behaviors: hysteria and hypocrisy. And because these two behaviors so often go hand in hand, it is hard to tell sometimes whether liberals have succumbed to hand wringing hysteria or are engaged in cold calculating hypocrisy. And when you factor in liberals’ ignorance and susceptibility to delusion, it can be difficult to even know how self-aware they are of their own duplicity. The most recent sanctimonious bleating over a minor incident in some Texas suburb has all the elements of the same ritual we see over and over. In this case, a white...
  • Immigrants should be allowed to hit their children because there is a ‘different cultural’…(UK)

    06/09/2015 10:11:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:04 EST, 9 June 2015 | Ian Drury
    A High Court judge yesterday said immigrant parents should be allowed to slap and hit their children when they are new arrivals in Britain. To the outrage of children’s campaigners, Mrs. Justice Pauffley suggested police and social services should make allowance for foreigners because of the “different cultural context”. Her remarks came in a legal challenge from an Indian accused of beating his wife and seven-year-old son. […] In her ruling, the judge concluded: “I do not believe there was punitively harsh treatment of [the boy] of the kind that would merit the term ‘physical abuse’. Proper allowance must be...
  • 'Does It Do Good?' vs. 'Does It Feel Good?' Left-Right Differences: Part III

    06/09/2015 7:13:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    A fundamental difference between the left and right concerns how each assesses public policies. The right asks, "Does it do good?" The left asks a different question. One example is the minimum wage. In 1987, The New York Times editorialized against any minimum wage. The title of the editorial said it all -- "The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00." "There's a virtual consensus among economists," wrote the Times editorial, "that the minimum wage is an idea whose time has passed. Raising the minimum wage by a substantial amount would price working poor people out of the job market . ... More...
  • Baltimore Police Getting Re-Schooled On The Law

    06/08/2015 3:48:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | June 8, 2015 | by Derek Valcourt
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As police battle crime, they’re also trying to restore public trust and confidence in the department. That’s why they kicked off a new training program to make sure their officers are operating within the law. This is all part of the reform that the police commissioner vowed to bring to the department. That’s why all of the more than 2,800 officers on the force are now being re-schooled on the law. When police can and can’t legally stop people is part of new training that all officers in the department–even senior commanders–are now required to undergo. Law...
  • 5th staffer leaving Baltimore mayor's criminal justice office

    06/05/2015 5:03:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 5, 2015 | By Luke Broadwater
    A fifth member of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's Office on Criminal Justice is leaving the agency, city officials confirmed. Amy Hartman, who led city efforts to increase public safety in the southeast neighborhood of McElderry Park, has submitted her resignation — meaning nearly a third of the 16-member office is departing amid the recent surge in violence.
  • The dreadful truth of Moynihan’s prophecy

    06/05/2015 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2015 | Ellen Sauerbrey
    On the 50th anniversary of Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s famous report on the breakdown of the black family in urban ghettos, Baltimore has descended into the tragic violence and chaos he predicted. In a report titled, “The Negro Family: The Case for Action,” Assistant Secretary of Labor Moynihan, warned that the deterioration of the black family, would result in soaring crime rates if it continued unchecked. In the most famous passage of the 1965 report, Moynihan, who would later become a Democratic U.S. senator, wrote, “From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los...
  • Bruce Jenner’s Transformation Is A Lose-Lose For Liberal Ideology

    06/04/2015 10:29:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/04/2015 | Daniel Davis
    Judging from the new cover of Vanity Fair, it appears that Bruce Jenner’s highly publicized transformation to purported womanhood has finally reached its climax. The title reads, “Call me Caitlyn.” The actual meaning? “Call me woman.” As we’ve seen in recent months, the transgender movement sees itself as the next civil-rights frontier. It clearly hopes to copy the LGBT movement in winning public approval by securing more and more media exposure. But as the movement makes its public appeal, some internal contradictions in liberal sexual ideology are quickly emerging. One major contradiction looms large for the transgender movement, and it...
  • The Left Continues to Devour Itself: Liberal Prof. says he's terrified of his own students

    06/04/2015 7:20:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/04/2015 | Ed Driscoll
    “Liberal Professor: My Liberal Students Terrify Me” — so naturally, he goes to Vox.com, the home of Matt “Fighting dishonesty with dishonesty is sometimes the right thing for advocates to do” Yglesias and Ezra “Not everything the Nazis touched was bad” Klein to spill his worst fears. In response, Ace of Spades writes, if a leftwing professor is feeling terrified by his fellow leftists still in the larva stage, “Then all is right. Terror is virtue, Robspierre said. It is through terror that we compel virtue”: I say it’s sort of worth reading because the writer is such a...
  • Becoming disabled by choice, not chance: ‘Transabled’ people feel like impostors in their fully...

    06/02/2015 7:37:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    nationalpost.com ^ | June 2, 2015 | Sarah Boesveld
    Full Title: Becoming disabled by choice, not chance: ‘Transabled’ people feel like impostors in their fully working bodiesOTTAWA — When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident. But he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn’t bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher. “My goal was to get the job done with no hope...
  • THE MOST-READ THING I'VE EVER WRITTEN (Redistribution)

    06/02/2015 6:15:47 AM PDT · by shortstop · 16 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/02/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, to obey the law and support themselves and contribute to society, and others don’t. That’s the divide in America. It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power...
  • Differences Between Left and Right, Part II

    06/02/2015 6:28:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 3 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 06/02/2015 | Dennis Prager
    The difference between Right and Left addressed in this column concerns a fundamentally different method that each utilizes in order to improve society.Conservatives believe that the way to a better world is almost always through moral improvement of the individual — by each person doing battle with his own moral defects. It is true that in particularly violent and evil societies such as fascist, communist and Islamist tyrannies the individual must be preoccupied with battling outside forces. Almost everywhere else, however, and certainly in a free and decent country such as America, the greatest battle of the individual must be...
  • Feminists Start "GiveYourMoneytoWomen" Campaign, Demand Men Give Free Money to Women for No Reason

    06/02/2015 9:33:55 AM PDT · by rightistight · 67 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/2/15 | Aurelius
    Feminists on social media have started a campaign called "give your money to women," or "Giveyourmoneytowomen" on Twitter. The point of the campaign is that, according to its creators, men benefit from numerous privileges, including the patriarchy and earning more money than females. For that reason, men should literally give money to women for no other reason than that they are female. Here are just some of the tweets being bandied about on social media:
  • Cop hating Democrats unleashing a violent crime wave on their base

    06/02/2015 8:41:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/2/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Conservative, tough on crime policies around the country could hold the wave back only just so long. Building prisons, forcing middle class people to sit for jury duty and sending criminals away to do virtually all their sentences had been policies in New York that worked for twenty years. But that was then and this is now. Even New York City, the national leader in reducing crime, has now fallen into Democrat/Communist hands and crime is surging back. Across the nation, cities run by Democrats have been reaping what they have been sowing. Their essential inability to lead or administer...
  • Child-care worker sees hours cut after Oakland's minimum wage hike

    06/02/2015 8:06:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    LATimes ^ | June 1, 2015 | Don Lee
    Child-care assistant Eunice Medina, 23, was thrilled when Oakland's minimum wage took effect in March. But almost as quickly, Medina's workdays were cut and her hours shaved from eight to six.. Her employer, Asiya Jabbaar, says she had no choice. Despite slicing hours and laying off one of three assistants, Jabbaar says she still may need to close her business next year and convert it to a part-time after-school program. It's a big letdown for the 38-year-old Jabbaar, who launched Reaching Beyond Care in 2010 from her East Oakland loft apartment.Her experience illustrates what can happen to small employers when...
  • Whatever Happened to the “Population Bomb”?

    06/02/2015 7:33:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    That’s the question the New York Times asks in its latest “Retro Report,” a series that looks back and updates prominent stories from the past. “The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion” is fairly devastating to the leading figure of that famous apocalypse, Paul Ehrlich, author of the monster best-selling book The Population Bomb: No one was more influential — or more terrifying, some would say — than Paul R. Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist. His 1968 book, “The Population Bomb,” sold in the millions with a jeremiad that humankind stood on the brink of apocalypse because there were simply too...
  • Out of 8 women in Army Ranger school, guess how many graduated?

    06/01/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 60 replies
    Allenbwest.com ^ | 6-1-15 | Col. Allen West
    <p>"Eight of the 20 women who originally entered the school’s first co-ed class were allowed to recycle through the program after they fell out in their first go-round.”"</p>